Where digital meets physical, the revolution is already here.

Join us for an evening of presentations and discovery around the Interaction of Things.


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Tuesday, May 21 at Brightcove from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Please join fellow designers, engineers, technologists and artists at Brightcove headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts as we explore the next great shift in interaction design.

As we move beyond the screen, to connected devices and ubiquitous sensors, the internet of things enables us to know ourselves at greater fidelity (for good and bad), to plan our lives and cities better, and to engage with others more quickly and effectively.

Through real-world stories and demonstrations, learn how people are combining data and physical products: From using sensors in retail spaces for generating customer interaction data and analytics, to measuring building performance for energy and occupancy, to controlling physical environments through gestural interaction.


TALKS

Brick and Mortar Data Shadows

There are massive amounts of data that exist in the physical world that go un-noticed, un-captured and un-utilized, because we don't have direct access to it. For a brick-and-mortar store, knowing exactly how many people walked by versus how many come in their store compared to how many people stopped and looked at a particular product would be invaluable information. Every day, large amounts of this valuable physical-world data are going uncollected because it's either too difficult or too expensive to capture it. However, it's now easier and easier to collect data about the physical world. Because of this shift, we are currently deploying prototype sensor networks using Arduino and Processing in retail spaces to collect anonymous data about human movement. These new streams of physical world data allow us to understand patterns, contextualize behavior and make the invisible visible. These experiments are the tip of the iceberg for the future of retail analytics, but the business implications go far beyond simple retail analytics. Join Scott and Erik as they discuss their experiments and the coming implications of this new convergence.

Erik Dahl

Erik Dahl, Director of Design Strategy, Involution Studios Columbus

Erik is the Creative Director of Involution Studios, Columbus, founded the MidwestUX Conference, leads the local Columbus IxDA, and enjoys taking pictures of people in their side view mirrors. His work explores the principles of transparency, empowerment, and cultural connections between people and technology.

Scott Sullivan

Scott Sullivan, UX Designer, Involution Studios

Scott Sullivan is a User Experience designer at Involution Studios Ohio. He has a background in technology-based art, visual design, and User Experience design.

Interconnected Intelligent Space – Today and Tomorrow

Today, we spend the majority of our lives indoors, where the spaces we occupy are mute and our interactions with the architecture which defines our existence are simple and limited. Transforming the built environment into a networked set of data-enabled devices represents an incredible opportunity. How will we live in the future when the spaces we inhabit are interconnected and intelligent? What relationships will we build with our architecture? And how will these spaces ultimately shape us? The session will present a case study of the Trapelo Road project, an office space developed to integrate intelligence and to drive improved energy performance and occupant comfort. We will conclude with a speculation on the implications of Trapelo Road's innovations for the future of interfaces, architecture and occupation.

Erin Rae Hoffer

Erin Rae Hoffer AIA, LEED BD+C CSI, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Autodesk

As Senior Industry Programs Manager with Autodesk, a leading provider of software for design construction and operations, Erin Rae Hoffer fosters innovation through industry presentations and articles. Erin is a board member of the National Institute of Building Standards Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE), co-chair of the Boston Society of Architect's Building Systems Committee, and a member of the AIA's National Committee on Codes and Standards.

Programming Innovation: Hardware Hacking

Laurence will demonstrate how a number of hardware hacking projects at Pivotal now have practical applications. Pivotal is saving money and innovating as they embed sensors and cheap electronics into their work environment. This talk will cover how hardware innovations are changing programming at Pivotal.

  • Project Monitor and how Pivotal uses it.
  • Running a CI monitor, with a Raspberry Pi instead of a Mac mini.
  • A laptop cabinet key and lock replaced by the same swipe card used to enter the office. Security and tracking device all in one.
  • No phone no problem. Creating a two-factor authenticator on a LeoStick for logging into Google Apps.

Laurence Koret, IT Manager, Pivotal Labs

Laurence Koret is an IT Manager at Pivotal Labs New York. He founded Starlight Media, makers of Bucket Link, a great way for iOS users to connect with their clients in the cloud. At Pivotal he's the man behind the curtain, keeping the internet lively, the beer cold and the pickles spicy.

Laurence Koret

Leon's Interview: An ode to non-invasive, hyper surveillance

Physiologic information are the patterns of life. Our biologic and digital signatures, like biometric identification, facial recognition, odor analysis, and health condition detection are rapidly converging into an aggregated data and decision space. Non-invasive hyper surveillance will eventually produce a majority of all personal "physiologic signs". And these early detection techniques combined with patient behavior change strategies can dramatically impact health outcomes. Get ready for a thought provoking lightning talk on the future of connected health with Juhan Sonin.

Juhan Sonin

Juhan Sonin, Creative Director, Involution Studios

Juhan is an emeritus of some of the finest software organizations in the world: Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a creative director for almost two decades with his work being featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Billboard Magazine and National Public Radio (NPR). His designs have enjoyed installations throughout Europe and the United States.

Me and My Data vs. Me as Your Data

We are attracted to, and repelled by, the idea of being monitored. Context, control, privacy, anonymity are just a few of the ideas that need to be understood and carefully balanced to build successful products and successfully connected communities. Scott Stropkay will share end-user research findings on the design of systems that monitor your personal performance, your diseases, and your behaviors in private, actively shared, and open contexts.

Scott Stropkay, Partner, Essential Design

Founding partner of the design consulting firm Essential, Scott helps businesses create physical products, digital products, and services in the consumer, healthcare, and commercial markets. He leads teams of researchers, designers, and engineers to build better discovery processes, define opportunities, and leverage design-thinking skills. Scott’s work informs strategies and development for clients including AARP, iRobot, WellDoc, Healthways, P&G, and Philips Healthcare. He has worked in both corporate and consulting design capacities for over 25 years.

Scott Stropkay

SPONSORS

Brightcove
Involution Studios
Pivotal Labs
IxDA Boston
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